New State Government Audit Report: California Ranks 50th in U.S. for School Library Services
California ranked as the worst state in school student-to-teacher librarian ratios, according to a recent report by the California State Auditor.
This report evaluates why school districts should strengthen their library programs and how education should redesign its annual library survey to better assess school libraries statewide.
There’s generally supposed to be one full-time teacher librarian for every 785 students, but in the 2014-15 fiscal year, there was one teacher librarian for every 7,400 students in California.
In 2013-14, California had a total number of 6.3 million students, which made the student-to-teacher-librarian ratio one to every 8,091 students and though the ratio has decreased it’s still very high.
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